Greens

The Ironic Nostalgia for Iceberg Lettuce

“I appreciate camping, but that doesn’t mean I like it.”   A couple of weeks ago, as we struck down our tent in Fjord-du-Saguenay National Park just off of the St. Lawrence river in Quebec those words could not possibly hold more truth for me. To be fully enveloped in nature, to feel the wind rush… Read More The Ironic Nostalgia for Iceberg Lettuce

Herbs

Basil, Language, & A Myth or Two

Once upon a time there was a farmer whose name was Rod. Rod was a pilot who also happened to be an organic farmer. He grew 100% grass fed beef, pastured pork, chickens and eggs, greenhouse tomatoes and cucumbers, and basil. Oh, and satisfying delicious flax cookies. At the Regina Farmer’s Market, which during the… Read More Basil, Language, & A Myth or Two

Seafood

Seaweed: A Complicated Relationship You Didn’t Know You Had

I had once gone to a wedding in upstate New York. After the ceremony, a dance, and the presentation of food, it was time for the speeches. The best man stood up and went to the microphone to say a little something about the groom,his brother. What he said, which I thought was poignant at… Read More Seaweed: A Complicated Relationship You Didn’t Know You Had

Roots, Tubers

The Unfortunate Case of the Sweet Potato & Yam Debacle

If you’ve ever had the pleasure or misfortune of getting stuck in a conversation with me, you might notice one thing. I most always say, “Well, I think.” or “Well, I’m pretty sure.” I don’t tend to talk in certainties. It may be because I am more concerned about being wrong rather than being right.… Read More The Unfortunate Case of the Sweet Potato & Yam Debacle

Nuts

Cashews: When Opportunity Strikes

My all time favourite political show is Power & Politics with Rosemary Barton on CBC. I’ve been watching the show, on and off, for the past ten years all the way back to a time when Power & Politics was just called “Politics” and Don Newman was the host and Rosie was an up and… Read More Cashews: When Opportunity Strikes